[Beowulf] Arima sensors.conf files

Geoff Jacobs gdjacobs at gmail.com
Fri Oct 27 13:49:58 EDT 2006

John Hearns wrote:
> Geoff Jacobs wrote:
>> Does anyone on this list have experience configuring lm-sensors on HDAMA
>> boards? The lm-sensors database doesn't have the HDAMA board in their
>> database and it would be nice to not have to calibrate manually.
> Weeellll...
> I have had experience with HDAMA boards, installed what I believe is the
> first Opteron cluster in the UK, which used HDAMA boards.
> I worked on getting lm_sensors working on them, but found as you describe.
> I suggest getting the BMC management cards, then you could do IPMI based
> monitoring. I seem to recall though that you would have to order these
> at build time,
> as the sockets for BMC card are not necessarily soldered onto the
> motherrboard, ie there may just be a patch with solder tags on it.
> I could be very wrong here.
We had BMC cards installed when the cluster was upgraded with additional
nodes and the Linux Networx proprietary management was replaced.
Unfortunately, the temperatures returned from the BMC cards tend to
fluctuate quite wildly and the new nodes (Iwill boards) are _still_
awaiting a BIOS image for their IPMI hardware.

Geoffrey D. Jacobs

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